Start Planning for Your TOBY Application:
The TOBY Awards Program is cyclical and applications are not
currently being accepted yet for the 2018 TOBY Awards, but that doesn't mean you and your team can't get started today.
To get a head start on planning for your submission, take a look at the TOBY Awards At-a-Glance Planning Outline. This document lists the different categories in which you can best showcase your building, outlines the requirements needed for eligibility, and highlights the documents and materials you can start compiling today to get ready for your submission.
Ready to Make a Commitment:
Once you've taken a look at the planning outline and have determined that you are on board to apply for the 2018 TOBY Awards, you can complete the Entry Intent Form and return it to Heather Woods to ensure we can prepare you for the upcoming submissions.
Got Questions? Learn from our Experts:
Whether you are undecided about entering for the 2018 TOBY Awards, or even if you know for sure that you'll be entering your property, you don't want to miss the 2018 TOBY Awards Q&A Workshop, which will take place on Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This workshop will be held at the BOMA Office in Schaumburg at 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 110, and will be facilitated by the Awards Committee members, past judges, and former entrants. You'll learn valuable information about what is required on the TOBY Application and how to stand out from the competition! All Regular member building representatives and management teams are welcome. Register today.
Contact Heather Woods with any questions about the TOBY Awards Program.
You are ready to apply for TOBY if you...
Many people think applying for the TOBY is too tedious, but the reality is, you're already doing what is required to win. If you start compiling your documentation early, you will already be ahead of the competition. So, get started today!
BOMA/Suburban Chicago is seeking submissions from Regular members to participate in BOMA International's 2017 Conference and EXPO, which takes place from June 24-27 in Nashville, TN. The winning entry will receive travel accommodations, as well as a paid conference registration, including the TOBY Awards Banquet, to enjoy the vast array of educational and networking opportunities BOMA International has to offer.
Why Attend the 2017 BOMA International Conference & EXPO?
At the BOMA Conference you'll find inspiring keynote sessions, important networking events, along with a variety of targeted education sessions that offer fresh approaches, practical direction and tactical strategies for optimizing asset values, embedding sustainability initiatives into operational practices, honing leadership skills, cultivating next-generation talent, and much more!
EDUCATIONAll programs offered at the conference qualify for RPA, FMA, SMA, SMT, CPM, ARM, and CCM renewal and continuing professional development credits. Some sessions also qualify for the continuing education credits required for real estate license renewal in many U.S. states and Canada. Some sessions are approved for GBCI continuing education hours for LEED designations. Choose from over 40 expert-led sessions in the following educational tracks:
TOBY AWARDS BANQUETThe TOBY Awards Reception and Banquet, which honors the industry's most deserving owners and property management teams, is an elegant evening in which Regional TOBY winners are recognized for their achievement in front of colleagues and friends. The International TOBY winners will be announced for the first time, live at the event. Two of our very own BOMA member buildings - Windy Point II and Arboretum Lakes - will be in attendance and receiving recognition for winning the 2017 Regional TOBY Awards this year!
FAMILIAR FACESWhile you may be miles away from Chicago, you'll see some friendly faces if you attend the conference. Several of our vendors and members will be in attendance, along with BOMA staff. You will be sure to see someone you already know. In addition, all BOMA/Suburban Chicago members in attendance are invited to join us for dinner at a local restaurant on Monday, June 26.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONBeautiful Nashville is located on the Cumberland River, creating a lovely scenic view. The downtown area features an assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural, and architectural attractions. Known as the center of country music, there are many places to catch a live performance. After packing in a full day of valuable professional development, why not venture out to experience the exciting nightlife of Nashville?
International Conference Full-Ride Criteria:
The winner will receive:
Submission deadline: May 12, 2017.
Send essays to Heather Woods.
The winning entry will be selected by the BOMA/Suburban Chicago Awards Committee.
NEW AND IMPROVED!
Our website has received a complete makeover and you will benefit from the improvements we've made! Not only will users enjoy a new look and a more user-friendly experience, but members who log in will be able to access resources and content exclusively just for them.
Among some of the new features you'll be able to utilize:
Member representatives will be receiving a personalized, automated email on Monday, May 1 with their passwords to access the members-only portion of the website. Once logged into the website, users can change their passwords to something they can easily remember.
If at any time a user forgets their password, it can simply be reset through the website by selecting Forgot password on the login screen and following the instructions. BOMA staff can also reset user passwords, however, staff does not have access to passwords for security reasons.
This new website is sure to provide more value and enhance your overall membership experience. So, please take some time to get accustomed to the design. We think you're going to love the new look and features! If you have any questions or comments about the website, please contact Heather Woods.
Schaumburg, April 3, 2017… The North Central Region of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International recently announced the Regional level winners of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award competition. BOMA/Suburban Chicago is proud to announce that two of their member buildings have won the Regional TOBY Award.
Windy Point II has been named the 2017 Regional TOBY Award winner for the 250,000-499,999 Square Feet Category. Windy Point II, located in Schaumburg, IL, is managed and owned by Piedmont Office Realty Trust.
Back row:Juan Morales, Day PorterArt Ramsay, Chief Building EngineerDavid Badame, Building EngineerDouglas Ahlgrim, Building EngineerChristopher J. Schmitt, Property ManagerWayne Tyler, Security Supervisor
Front Row:Shivani Desai, Customer Service CoordinatorCheryl Dobbins, Senior Property Manager
Arboretum Lakes has been named the 2017 Regional TOBY Award winner for the Suburban Office Park, Mid-Rise Category. Arboretum Lakes, located in Lisle, IL, is managed and owned by Millbrook Properties.
Back row:Rick Barnett, Director of EngineeringJavier Rosado, Building EngineerDan Ryan, General ManagerTim Julian, Building EngineerKeith Wilburn, Assistant Chief EngineerBrian Bueschel, Building Engineer
Front Row:Karen Boyd, Assistant General ManagerJonathan Bernstein, Tenant Service CoordinatorNot pictured: Mary Rakowski, Property Administrator
The TOBY Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in office buildings management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. To win the regional award, the office buildings first won at the local competition level.
Regional winners will now proceed to the International competition where winners will be announced live on June 27 at the TOBY reception and banquet at the BOMA International 2017 Conference and EXPO in Nashville, TN.
As a reminder, our Associate Members can reserve their booth space for the 2018 EXPO (February 22, 2018 at Drury Lane) throughout the year.
If you did not get a chance to reserve your booth at the Associates Spring Breakfast this week, please complete the Booth Reservation Form and return with a 50% non-refundable deposit to Linda Hallberg.
If you have any questions on this process at any time, please contact Linda Hallberg.
Save The Date - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.
Invitations - The invitation for foursomes will go out in early April to all BOMA/Suburban Chicago members.
Associate Member Hosts/Hostesses - Our Associate members will often ask you, a Regular member, to play in their foursome. In order to make the day a success, we strongly encourage Regular members to support and attend this event. If you are invited, please accept the invitation!
Do Not Cancel - If you accept the invitation, please do everything you can to attend on May 25th. Your host/hostess has purchased a non-refundable ticket for you costing over $200. Cancellations can sometimes be filled, but there are no refunds. If you must cancel, please do so with ample warning so the empty slot may be filled.
Not a golfer? - Regular members are reminded that the BOMA/Suburban Chicago Golf Outing is about having fun, enjoying the beautiful Cantigny course and networking with fellow members. Don't say "no" just because you are not ready for the pro tour! It is not about competition - It's about Fun!
Waiting List - If you have an interest in playing, but have not received an invitation, feel free to let the BOMA/Suburban Chicago staff know. We will share those names with our Associate members.
Another Golfer in your office? - If there is someone on your property team that loves to play golf, but isn't aware of this outing, please share this information with them. Property professionals only; No non-member vendors will be admitted.
So, go ahead and dust off those golf clubs, accept an invitation from one our Associate members, then show up, and have a great time at the 2017 Golf Outing!
We have urgent information about proposed Senate Bill 9, currently being considered in the Illinois legislature.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED: BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Government Affairs Committee is actively working to oppose this legislation. As part of that effort, we are asking you to contact both your state senator and state representative and tell them you oppose the service tax on landscaping and snow removal services. If you do not know your state legislator, please look him/her up by zip code and address using the link below.
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR!
Below is a sample email text for your use...
I am a property owner/manager/facility manager of a commercial __________ building in the Chicago suburban area. Senate Bill 9 will be a huge detriment to my property's operating budget! I do not support this legislation and request that you vote against it.
________ (your name)
More information about Senate Bill 9
When your office has an open position, the search can be daunting. We can help! BOMA/Suburban Chicago wants to remind you of two opportunities we provide to help you find potential employees:
Resume Resource: We maintain current resumes of individuals interested in many types of positions, from property management to engineering.
Posting the Position: Send us a brief job description and your contact information. We will post the job opening on the BOMA/Suburban Chicago website for 30 days.
To submit your resume, visit our Career Center and download the Resume Release Form. Return the completed form, along with your resume, to the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office and rest assured that your information will remain confidential. You can also submit job descriptions or request resumes applicable to your job opening by contacting our office.
The next time a personnel search comes your way, reach out to BOMA/Suburban Chicago!
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173
Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
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